Category Archives: Coaches

Coach John Hansen

Season 2 Episode 8: Meet Coach John Hansen



How do you sum up 49 years worth of collegiate coaching at Valdosta State? It’s an impossible task, but we gave it our best effort on this week’s BSP with legendary Blazer Tennis Head Coach John Hansen. Listen in to hear some great stories from Coach Hansen’s career, and don’t forget to rate and subscribe! GO BLAZERS!


Kaleigh Zoucha

Season 2 Episode 2: Meet Coach Kaleigh Zoucha



This week’s episode of the Blazer Spotlight Podcast features a deep dive with Head Blazer Volleyball Coach Kaleigh Zoucha. Now in her third year with VSU and with two GSC tournament appearances, Coach shares about her experience as a representative of #BlazerNation, her competitive nature, and the “MOM-ba Mentality.” Rate us, subscribe, and keep an eye out for new episodes each Friday! Most importantly… ENJOY!


Coach Tommy Thomas

Season 2 Episode 1: Meet Coach Tommy Thomas



We’re back! To open up Season 2 of the Blazer Spotlight Podcast, we went all in with a true Valdosta State legend, former Blazer Baseball Head Coach Tommy Thomas! In this week’s episode, we sat down with Coach Thomas to learn more about the man that led Blazer Athletics to its first ever National Championship. Baseball, bowling classes, and broccoli… we covered it all! Don’t miss this week’s special episode, and make sure to subscribe for new episodes every Friday. GO BLAZERS!


Episode 23: Meet Deandra Schirmer



This week, we continue our remote recording of the Blazer Spotlight Podcast with Head Coach Deandra Schirmer of Lady Blazer Basketball. Currently in preparation for her second season at the helm, Coach D chatted with us about the current state of the program, life events that led her into her career, and what she misses most about life before COVID-19. Give it a listen, tell your friends, and don’t forget to subscribe!


Gary Goff

Episode 21: Meet Gary Goff



After leading Blazer football to the playoffs in his first season, Head Coach Gary Goff was wrapping up spring practices and looking forward to honing his team’s skills in the offseason. The plans, of course, have changed, and Coach Goff now faces new challenges. Don’t miss this week’s episode, where we catch up with Coach about the obstacles and rewards of working with his team in this “new normal”—and his pursuit to catch a blue marlin.


Jayda Worthy

Episode 13: Meet Jayda Worthy



On this week’s episode of The Blazer Spotlight we had an opportunity to speak with Jayda Worthy. Jayda is a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Women’s basketball team.  She spoke about her journey to VSU, the team’s success at the start of the regular season, and her admiration for the Valdosta community. Enjoy this week’s episode and please make sure to leave a review and subscribe!


Coach Stephen Andrew

Episode 8: Meet Coach Stephen Andrew



In one of our most entertaining podcasts yet, we had a chance this week to chat with VSU women’s soccer head coach Stephen Andrew. Listen in to hear Coach Andrew talk about his Scottish heritage, the Blazer soccer season so far, and a terrifying encounter with a friend’s deaf cat (!?!). Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!


Blake Justice

Episode 6: Meet Blake Justice



For the better part of the last decade, one name has become practically synonymous with Blazer Basketball. Justice. This week, we sit down with Blake Justice, the man who kicked off the Justice era as a sophomore transfer way back in 2013. Now, he is in a coaching role for the team, and he’s here to tell us about himself, his brother Beau, and the state of VSU basketball. Enjoy!


Episode 4: Meet Kelli Fields



Gameday just wouldn’t be the same without the Red Hots dance team! This week, we had a chance to sit down with head coach Kelli Fields for a behind the scenes look at our seven-time National Champion squad! Tune in to hear more about the rush of gameday, the team’s preparation, how music is selected, and some of Kelli’s favorite things!